General Health
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General Health
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  2. Hi @Jade great question! This can be hard to differentiate, and not necessarily mutually exclusive because you can catch gastric flu from food prepared with suboptimal hygiene practices by someone ...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  4. Hi @Steby great question! Completely agree with Dr @trinlyovarin there, surgical masks do not provide any function other than being an accessory in the context of the haze, as smoke particles are t...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  6. Hi @Bertrand yes this complaint needs to be discussed with a GP. You can try having a preliminary discussion with a GP online via an app like DoctorWorld, however you may still be referred to a cli...
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  8. Hi @briantoh thats a great question! In general, not to worry, there are no long-term implications aside from the discomfort you would experience. That being said, it is not normal for a 27-year-ol...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  10. Hi @igotz99problemz great question! Yes it is bad for acid reflux almost as much as it is impolite, although acid reflux can itself cause burping. If frequent burping is a problem you encounter, tr...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  12. Hi @igotz99problemz this is a very common problem! This can be an indication of over-exertion, sitting for prolonged periods, or insufficient hydration. They can rarely be caused by certain medical...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  14. Hi @igotz99problemz that is a great question! This really depends on the type of allergy (IgE-mediated, etc) as well as the trigger for your reaction or "allergen". Some pet owners sometimes develo...
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  16. Hi @Rachel this is a common question! Abscesses are like large boils or collections of pus. Ultimately they represent an infection which may require antibiotics or in some cases a procedure to drai...
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  18. Vocal cord dysplasia is the presence of abnormal cells on the membranes in the throat that constitute the vocal cord organ. This can have several possible causes including smoking and certain virus...
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  20. Hi @WangXiuYing89 thats a great question! Eye care professionals recommend eye checks every 1 to 2 years depending on your background and age. If you experience eye tiredness, headaches after prolo...
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